Those who are committed to providing their elderly loved ones with long-term care are doing a great service to them and their family. But devoting so much time to their loved one can take a huge toll on their personal life, causing them stress and even lack of sleep.
But with respite care services, our licensed caregivers can take over for the family caregiver, giving them the time off to attend to their own matters.
How Our Respite Care Services Can Help
When working with our caregivers, we can provide the same level of care as the family caregiver to give everyone the peace of mind they deserve. Assisting Hands Home Care will ensure that the caregiver understands the specific needs of your loved one to ensure a smooth transition between the family caregiver and one of our own.
Our licensed caregivers are ready to provide everything from personal care to a helping hand around the house. We ensure to train them after they are hired as well as make sure they are licensed, insured, and bonded.
Our respite care services offer the following benefits:
- Similar care provided as the family caregiver
- Scheduled time off for the family caregiver
- Professional care to relieve the family caregiver
Importance of Respite Care
When working with an Assisting Hands Home Care caregiver, there are a number of benefits. Because the family caregiver can easily feel burnt out both mentally and physically, it can affect the level of care they provide. Even after their shift, they must attend to their personal responsibilities, such as their career, children, and spouses.
These high stress levels are common among many family caregivers that can trigger anxiety and depression. In fact, 60 percent of all family caregivers experience these issues. But allowing them their needed time off can change everything.
Our respite care services can provide the following benefits for family caregivers:
- More time off
- Improved mental and physical health
- More energy to provide care and attend to other responsibilities
Respite Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
When an aging family member is no longer able to take care of themselves, especially when they are affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia, their relatives will assume the responsibility of taking care of them. In most cases, this is the best option as they are most comfortable staying in their own home and the family caregiver is familiar with their specific needs.
But over time, family caregivers will have committed so much time attending to these needs that they are unable to spend enough time with their own family. The commitment to this job can also affect stress levels and result in lack of sleep.
If you feel burnt out from devoting long hours of care to your loved one or know someone who is currently experiencing this issue with an Alzheimer’s or dementia patient, we can help. Assisting Hands Home Care provide professional memory care to not only keep them engaged in fun activities, but slow the effects of memory loss. Check out more information about Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
Contact Us for Respite Care
Assisting Hands Home Care provides respite care services in Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, IL and the surrounding areas of Cook County. Give us a call at (847) 448-0844 for a free consultation.